Limes are aromatic and cheerful, and their juicy fruit is also healthy. If you’re a gardener who enjoys a little bit of a challenge, cultivating and growing a lemon tree is likely just the thing for you. In this short article, share suggestions to keep you growing lemons and other sour fruit trees from seed inside or outside in virtually any climate. Whether you live in the warm Gulf Coast or the snowy Rockies, there are ways to grow lemons easily and even to make them more delicious than what they are now.
It is important to begin planting as early as possible in the spring. To ensure an even planting, place your seedlings in pots that have been filled with fresh potting soil before the sun begins to hit their leaves. This will allow them to receive plenty of sunny exposure throughout the day. Keep in mind that while lemons do well in bright sunlight, they also like to receive some shade as well. Providing them with a shaded area in which to grow, will ensure that they don’t develop too much fruit-eating shade.
You can start planting your tree in either an outside or inside container. If you have previously grown a lemon orchard using containers, you may find the soil in those containers will work equally well for planting outdoors. However, keep in mind that planting outside allows you to move the tree closer to the sunlight. When planting inside, you want to build up the soil so it drains properly.
When you’re ready to plant your tree, dig an appropriate hole large enough for the root system to penetrate. Once the soil is dug, add potting soil to the bottom of the hole and spread a heavy amount of fertilizer. After the fertilizer has percolated throughout the soil, water the area well and make sure the roots of your lemons are getting all the nutrients they need. Watering the area just before each watering will help the roots to grow strong.
As your lemon tree grows, it will create its own beneficial soil. You don’t have to change the soil when you move it indoors. As long as you provide it with proper nutrition it will do well with what you provide it with. Fresh lemon soil can be purchased at any nursery store. This type of soil will work for most indoor growing conditions.
There are several benefits to growing lemons from seed. They are easy to take care of and last for many years. They are good for you because they are low in sugar and high in natural fiber. When deciding how to grow a lemon tree, think about where you live and the climate that you have. Some areas that get very cold weather will not be a good choice for growing trees.
If you live in a warm part of the country and have warm weather, it will be necessary to water your citrus plants during the hottest part of the day. If you wait until nighttime you will find that the soil is dry and the lemons will not taste their best. The same is true for those who have cool weather and find that they are watering the lemons every day, but they have to wait until nighttime because the soil is too dry.
There is one thing to remember when caring for your lemons from seed. The plant will need frequent watering because it is not drought resistant like many other plants. It will also require sunlight to keep it healthy, but there are artificial lights that you can purchase to compensate for not getting the full sunlight your tree needs. One thing you should always remember is to never over water your trees. It will result in root rot and the roots can rot and die if enough water is not given off from the watering.